"The Berlin cabinet cannot express a feeling of alliance," began Hippolyte gazing round with importance at the others, "without expressing... as in its last note... you understand... Besides, unless His Majesty the Emperor derogates from the principle of our alliance... "Wait, I have not finished..." he said to Prince Andrew, seizing him by the arm, "I believe that intervention will be stronger than nonintervention.
And..." he paused.
" Finally one cannot impute the nonreceipt of our dispatch of November 18.
That is how it will end.
" And he released Bolkonski's arm to indicate that he had now quite finished.

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